Rufus Estes' Good Things to Eat: The First Cookbook by an African-American Chef (Dover Cookbooks Series)

Rufus Estes' Good Things to Eat: The First Cookbook by an African-American Chef (Dover Cookbooks Series)

by Rufus Estes
     
 

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The first cookbook to be written and published by a black chef, this volume provides a glimpse into a bygone world. Born a slave in 1857, Rufus Estes became one of Chicago's finest chefs — working his way up from a Pullman Private Car attendant to a job preparing meals for the top brass at one of the country's largest steel corporations. While the heart of

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The first cookbook to be written and published by a black chef, this volume provides a glimpse into a bygone world. Born a slave in 1857, Rufus Estes became one of Chicago's finest chefs — working his way up from a Pullman Private Car attendant to a job preparing meals for the top brass at one of the country's largest steel corporations. While the heart of the book lies in mouth-watering recipes for such dishes as Creole-style chicken gumbo, chestnut stuffing with truffles, and cherry dumplings, the author also comments briefly on his Southern childhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486437644
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/23/2004
Series:
Dover Cookbooks Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
754,116
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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